Code Platoon is an immersive, non-profit coding bootcamp for veterans. During our 14 week in person program, we teach veterans everything they need to prepare for a career as a software developer.
The skills taught by Code Platoon (CP) are all revolved around getting a job as a junior or intern level software engineer. Due to the ever changing demands of the software engineering industry, th...Read more
|Subjects||Algorithms, CSS, PostgreSQL, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, SQL, Test-driven development (TDD)|
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||15 students|
|Commitment||70 hours in class/wk|
PROS: Excellent core staff, huge support group, just awesome
CONS: I moved to Chicago just to attend the program, so the expense of rent was a con. However, this was offset by the low cost of the program.
Such an amazing benefit for us veterans! It was the perfect transition after terminal leave, highly recommended
Code Platoon's devotion to the veteran community is unprecedented. The lead instructor, Jon, is uniquely qualified to get veterans into the tech community. He cares about the students and is a real fan of the technologies he teaches. He brings a no student left behind approach by always making adjustments to maximize learning.
Rod's unique ability to allocate resources is something never seen in the veteran community. He's connected to many companies and involves them to give the students what they need. He created an environment that allowed us to be face to face with the people in the community that we are trying to enter.
1. Unlimited support and resources.
People here are ready to dedicate themselves to help you success. Rod(founder) will help you to provide any help you need and Jon(instructor) always welcome students to come to him with whatever. Plus, there are countless mentors and assistant teachers for more help! (both in person and in remote)
I was covered roughly 80% of the $13,000 tuition and Code Platoon offered the second scholarship for women in tech.
I loved how it was well-mixed with the programming knowledge and soft skills such as resume building and interview practice.
4. People and Community
A class is consist of 7-12 students. Each individuals get to know everyone via pair-programing and group projects. Whenever I was in a panic zon...Read more
I had no idea what to expect going in. It took a lot of work just to finish the entrance application. Once accepted, they demanded around 100 more hours of pre-work before the first day of class started.
The course was tough but there was always a lot of help offered. If you were dedicated you would succeed.
I went from an under employed Veteran with no idea what I was going to do to a software engineer at an awesome company, in less than a year.
Also, the lead instructor is a Golden God.
The curriculum at code platoon was fast-paced but well thought out for teaching you the fundamentals of programming. Jon is a great instructor and there were several guests that came throughout the program to help as well. After completing the program and with Rod's help, I was able to obtain employment at a major tech firm. This program is well worth the time and minimal amount of money spent.
I am a Marine Veteran. I've spent 5 years in Supply and Logistics and as I began my transition out of the Marines I was trying to figure out a way to move into a career in software engineering. Code Platoon was my solution. I had thought about taking the first job I could find then studying on my own to get to a level that I could be hired at. I am so glad I did not do that. In the 14 weeks of study, I acquired a greater depth of knowledge in Software Development than I could have attained in over a year of studying on my own.
This course was tough and very demanding of my time, however, I have no regrets. The quality of instruction and depth of understanding gained in each area covered is unparalleled. I hope this review has been helpful to you in your decision-making process. Plea...Read more
This program is great. Almost everyone in my cohort was working either full time or in an internship within weeks of graduation. The mentors you will receive are great. Rod Levy is an amazing individual who can trampoline your career into tthe next universe with his networking skills alone. It almost turns into a small community. Everyone is a veteran so there are commonalities between all students. I recommend this program to any veterans who have a passion for problem solving/software development and other veterans who are unsure of what to do 'next'.
As somebody who is studying computer science and attended the first cohort of CodePlatoon, I found the bootcamp to be a great way to break into the industry. The 8 of us that graduated the 16 week program gained a deeper understanding of many of the in demand skills employers want and we were all placed in internships that gave us some crucial developer experience. Highly recommend to any veteran seriously interested in a career as a developer.
$10,500 Veteran Schola...Read more